The ETMC rehabilitation hospital's inpatient rehabilitation
program for adults has been reaccredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a period of
CARF is a voluntary accrediting agency that sets industry
standards for excellence in rehabilitation programs. The ETMC
rehabilitation hospital boasts the only CARF-accredited inpatient
facility in the area.
"CARF accreditation is an indication of the dedication and
commitment of the staff to improving the quality of lives of our
patients," said Eddie Howard, vice president/COO.
The CARF accreditation process measures how well an institution
meets best practice standards and involves rigorous peer review and
an on-site survey. In its report, the CARF survey team noted
the hospital's strengths in a number of areas, including the
support of corporate and hospital leadership, staff dedication,
upkeep and maintenance of facilities, utilization of technology and
the implementation of a program to manage crisis situations and
The ETMC Rehabilitation Center, a four-story facility offering a
comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient health enhancement
and rehabilitation services and programs, is celebrating its
18th anniversary. The ETMC rehabilitation
hospital is housed on the third and fourth floors of the center,
and includes 49 rehabilitation beds for neurological, orthopedic
and general rehabilitation inpatients, a transitional living
apartment, centralized workstations, therapy gyms and dining/day
ETMC's inpatient rehabilitation program began on 4 South in the
main hospital in the mid-1980s. The program received its first
three-year accreditation from CARF in 1989 and has received
three-year accreditations continuously since that time.
The ETMC Rehabilitation Center and the ETMC Specialty Hospital
are both accredited by The Joint Commission.